Module Database

Information for module BIOLG011

This module is available for: The current academic year

If you're a member of UCL you can add this module to your personalised course list

This information is for guidance only. If you are a UCL undergraduate interested in studying one of these courses, you must seek permission from both the providing department and your 'home' department. Appearance in this database is not a guarantee that a course is running in any particular academic year.

Module code:BIOLG011(Add to my personalised list)
Title:Human Genetics in Context
Credit value:15
Division:Division of Biosciences
Module organiser:Dr Garrett Hellenthal
Organiser's location:Biological Sciences
Available for students in Year(s):4,
Module prerequisites:BIOLG014: Advanced Human Genetics (1): Basic Principles 
Module outline:Genetic and environmental variation affects all complex human traits and disorders. However, which variants affect us and how they have their effects depends on the environmental, developmental and evolutionary context. For example, some genetic effects may be apparent only in childhood, only in the centre of large cities, or only when we are exposed to certain pathogens. In addition, human genetics is not studied in a vacuum: it is influenced by and influences human society. This module builds on the Advanced Human Genetics 1: Basic Principles module to introduce the burning issues in the science of human genetics, how context affects our genomes, and how discoveries in human genetics are affecting our society.  
Module aims:1. To provide participants with an introduction to the burning issues in the science of human genetics. 2. To explore how human genomes are affected by the context in which they find themselves. 3. To look at how discoveries in human genetics are affecting society.  
Module objectives:By the end of the course, participants should be able to: 1. Describe the main current issues in the science of human genetics. 2. Reason about how human genomes are affected by their context. 3. Critically evaluate the impact of discoveries in human genetics. 4. Access resources for further self-directed learning.  
Key skills provided by module: 
Module timetable: 
Module assessment:Unseen two-hour written examination 65.00%.
Coursework 35.00%. 
Notes:To register for this module please ensure you meet the prerequisites listed above (where applicable) and, if you do, select it using Portico and await Teaching and Parent Department approval. 
Taking this module as an option?:This is a PGT module only 
Link to virtual learning environment(registered students only) 
Last updated:2015-08-12 21:27:55 by ucbtksr